春分 Chūn Fēn: Spring Equinox

春分 Chūn Fēn: Spring Equinox

春分 Chūn Fēn, translated as Spring Equinox, is the 4th solar term in the Ancient Chinese solar calendar. This year it starts on March 20th and continues through April 3rd.

惊蛰 Jīng Zhé: Awakening of Insects

惊蛰 Jīng Zhé: Awakening of Insects

驚蟄 Jīng Zhé, translated as Awakening of Insects, is the 3rd solar term in the Ancient Chinese Solar calendar. It starts on March 5th and continues through March 19th of this year.

雨水 Yǔ Shuǐ: Rain Water

雨水 Yǔ Shuǐ: Rain Water

February 19th through March 4th marks the time of 雨水 Yǔ Shuǐ, translated as Rain Water, the 2nd term in the Ancient Chinese solar calendar.

立春 Li Chūn: Start of Spring

立春 Li Chūn: Start of Spring

立春 Li Chūn, or Start of Spring is the first of the 24 solar terms and this year it begins on February 4th and continues through February 18th.

大寒 Dà Hán: Major Cold

大寒 Dà Hán: Major Cold

January 20th through February 3rd marks the time of大寒 Dà Hán, or Major Cold, the 24th and last term in the Ancient Chinese solar calendar.

小寒 Xiǎo Hán: Minor Cold

小寒 Xiǎo Hán: Minor Cold

January 5th marks the beginning of 小寒Xiǎo Hán , or Minor Cold, the 23rd term in the Ancient Chinese solar calendar and the 5th solar term in winter.

冬至 Dōng Zhì: Winter Solstice

冬至 Dōng Zhì: Winter Solstice

December 22nd through January 4th marks the time of 冬至 Dong Zhi , or the Winter Solstice, the 22nd term in the Ancient Chinese solar calendar.

大雪 Dà Xuě: Major Snow

大雪 Dà Xuě: Major Snow

December 7th through December 21st marks the time of 大雪 Dà Xuě, or Major Snow, the 21st term in the Ancient Chinese solar calendar and 3rd portion of Winter.

小雪 Xiǎo Xuě : Minor Snow

小雪 Xiǎo Xuě : Minor Snow

November 22nd through December 6th marks the time of 小雪 Xiǎo Xuě, or Minor Snow, the 20th term in the Ancient Chinese solar calendar and 2nd portion of Winter.